Monday, September 27, 2010

Catered Lunch


Last Saturday, I went with mom at the Quezon Memorial Circle to celebrate the SSS NCR Central family day. Mom wanted me to watch them perform (and to take pictures, too), so I was the paparazzi daughter that time. Each of the employees had food stubs for their free meal - AM snacks, lunch, and PM snacks... but should the employee take someone with them, they could either share the free meal or eat out (if they didn't bring any packed foods). After the morning snacks, one of mom's office mates handed me his two remaining food stubs. I was a bit puzzled, but still thanked him for the generosity.

{He is, by the way, a neighbor of ours.}

It was a buffet lunch, and on my plate were: fried chicken, mixed vegetables, and pork asado. I loved the pork asado - seasoned just right, and the pork fat has been trimmed. Although there were some fat left, it was just a thin layer that would be okay to eat. The mixed veggies were nice, although the evaporated milk overpowered the taste. The fried chicken made me disappointed - NOT because it was poorly cooked, but because I got the neck part - two cuts, in fact. Ugh. What can one eat in a neck, skin?

I understand that maybe they just wanted to maximize the ingredients, but I do hoped they didn't serve fried chicken necks. Very unfair for people to be eating just skin and itty bitty meat when the others can eat good meat from the breast. If they didn't want the necks to go to waste, then they can just use it to make chicken broth.

Given that this lunch is free, I'd just make it pass. :)

*** Jenn ***

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}